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Typical Italian Food

Typical Italian Food

Talking about typical Italian food, maybe what you have in mind is spaghetti and pizza. True, these two foods originate from Italy, but apart from these two foods, Italy has many types of typical food, most of which are made from the main ingredients of bread, pasta and meat.

So, just take a look at the list of delicious Italian specialties and you shouldn’t miss it if you visit an Italian restaurant!

1. Arancini

reported from brookhousedeli.com arancini is a typical Italian snack in the form of rice balls. The way to make it is rice filled with meat that has been seasoned with spices, mozzarella, or beans and then shaped into a ball. After that, the rice balls are coated with breadcrumbs and fried until browned.

This food is a favorite of the Italian people because of the crispy outside texture while the inside is creamy and tasty.

2. Chicken Parmigiana

As the name suggests, this food is made from chicken which is almost the same as chicken cordon bleu. The chicken is fried with cheese and sauce, then served with spaghetti. The difference between chicken parmigiana and chicken cordon bleu is the placement of the cheese, if in chicken cordon the cheese is put inside the chicken, in chicken parmigiana the cheese is placed on top of the chicken.

3. Bruschetta

The way to prepare it is that the bread is cut diagonally and then seasoned with garlic, olive oil, and pepper then baked until the texture is crispy and brownish in color. After baking, the bread is served with sliced tomatoes, onions, cheese and other vegetables.

4. Cannoli

Cannoli is a typical cake from the Tower of Pisa which is shaped like a tube. This snack is made from a dough of flour, eggs and salt that is fried and then filled with sweet cream consisting of ricotta or mascarpone cheese and sprinkled with cocoa powder, pistachio nuts, and rose water.

5. Caponata

Caponata is a food that originates from the region of Sicily, Italy, where food in that area is heavily influenced by cultures from Arab, Greek and Roman countries. This makes Sicily has a very diverse typical food.

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